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 Post subject: Oi from Detroit, MI
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:47 pm 
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Hi. I'm Valente and I've been a vegan for about 18 months. My journey to a vegan diet was gradual. First the severe lactose intolerance since teenagery, then a few years later, the disgust for the taste of red meat, the tiring of poultry and fish, and finally a girlfriend raised vegetarian with which to take the final step. I'm now much more conscious of the environmental and moral benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

I'm so fortunate to have found this community after searching for ways I could optimize my diet, and gain more core strength for my favorite activity, Capoeira!

I had no idea there were so many vegan athletes; especially body builders! This forum is rich with education and love. I look forward to learning and sharing a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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Welcome from Harrison Township MI! :) I just moved to the area, great to see more vegan people who live near me.


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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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Hi Valente and welcome !

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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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Hello from Oxford, MI (north of the Palace of Auburn Hills)! It is great to see another Michigander on the forum!


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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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Welcome, Valente! If I remember right, there are plenty of member into Capoeira. Check the General fitness/other sports section for the martial arts threads.

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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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Welcome! Although I have never tried capoeira, I am into Tae Kwon Do. It's nice to meet another martial artist! :)

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Welcome aboard! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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Welcome Valente!

Capoeira is so much fun! I can do some moves like au batido... you should post pics here of you doing capoeira!

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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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VeganGirl2006 wrote:
Welcome! Although I have never tried capoeira, I am into Tae Kwon Do. It's nice to meet another martial artist! :)


Nice to meet you, VeganGirl! I'm a closet TKDoan. My best friend trained TKD when we were kids and would always teach me what he learned from class. My family couldn't afford the classes, but I learned a bunch, just from him! I even apply some of what I learned from him about using my hips and breathing into my Capoeira training.

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Welcome Valente!

Capoeira is so much fun! I can do some moves like au batido... you should post pics here of you doing capoeira!


au batido is a pretty slick move, you must be pretty flexible. I tried it a few times, but haven't mastered it yet. I'll get some pics up soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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Welcome Valenta. If it wasn't for the movie 'Meet the Fockers' I would have never even heard of Capoiera :lol: Funny how things work out right? :D Welcome to this humble yet intense community; with your wonderful and bright personality, I am certain you will enjoy your time spent reading/posting here....

Awesome hearing about your transition to veganism over the years ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Oi from Detroit, MI
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Lean and Green wrote:
Welcome Valenta. If it wasn't for the movie 'Meet the Fockers' I would have never even heard of Capoiera :lol: Funny how things work out right? :D


Yeah, funny indeed. Capoeira is one of those arts that is all around, but often escapes notice. In the movie Oceans 12, the main villain was a thief and did a set of Capoeira moves to avoid tripping off motion detection lasers. If you search youtube, you'll probably find it.


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